INNSBRUCK, Austria, February 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Austrian-based antivirus test-institute AV-Comparatives (AV-C) has released its Summary Report for 2015. The report provides an overview of the results of tests on consumer security products for Microsoft Windows carried out by AV-C in 2015.
Twenty-one companies participated in AV-Comparatives' 2015 main test series. Based on the cumulative test results AV-Comparatives named Kaspersky Lab as "Product of the Year".
Bitdefender was a very close runner-up with an identical score.
In addition to the Product of the Year award, AV-Comparatives also gives a "Top Rated" award to a number of products which have scored highly in the year's tests.
Product of the Year: Kaspersky Lab
Top Rated Products: Avast, AVIRA, Bitdefender, Emsisoft, eScan, and ESET.
Further recognition of excellence in AV-Comparatives' tests is provided in the form of awards for the individual test types, namely the Real-World Protection Test, File Detection Test, False-Alarm Test and Performance Test (all compulsory), as well as the Proactive Test and Malware Removal Test (both optional). For each test type (this may be one individual test or a combination of two separate tests in the same year), there is a Gold Award for the product with the best result, and Silver and Bronze awards for second and third place respectively.
Gold Award recipients are shown below:
- Real-World Protection: jointly to Bitdefender and Kaspersky Lab
- File Detection: jointly to Kaspersky Lab and Bitdefender
- Lowest False Positives: Microsoft
- Performance (speed): Avast
- Proactive Protection: Bitdefender
- Malware Removal: Kaspersky Lab
The 2015 Summary Report includes a table with a summary of each product's score in all the year's main tests.
"We believe that our awarded Real-World Protection Test provides the most extensive and relevant individual test of Windows security software," said Andreas Clementi, CEO of AV-Comparatives, "and that the wide variety of tests we perform each year represents the most comprehensive examination of such products in the industry."
"We appreciate the work done by AV-Comparatives. Their highly professional testing helps security solution vendors to continually perfect their products - making protection more effective and improving usability. And it's good to see that we are successful at this: our flagship product, Kaspersky Internet Security, has now been honored with its third 'Product of the Year' award," said Timur Biyachuyev, Anti-Malware Research Director at Kaspersky Lab.
As with all of AV-Comparatives' public test reports, the Summary Report 2015 is available for download at http://www.av-comparatives.org.
AV-Comparatives is a certified independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solutions, lives up to its promises. Using one of the largest sample collections worldwide, it creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible results to individuals, news organizations and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official seal of approval for software performance which is globally recognized.
AV-Comparatives is ISO 9001:2015 certified and certified as the only EICAR trusted Test-Lab, the datacentre is ISO 27001:2013 certified.